10 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

10 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, make a trip to Halaszbastya, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest travel planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Budapest is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Budapest at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 18th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Krakow visit planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner .

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chasovnya Svyatoy Blazhennoy Ksenii Peterburgskoy, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Prague in December; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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